4½ Semester Program
Instructors: Buffaloe, Fitzen, Georgeson, Hudman, Larson, Womack
One Advanced Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science Degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology are available.
All theory classes and laboratory application classes of these theories require concurrent enrollment.
Selection of the Electronics option for each accepted student in the Electronic Core curriculum will occur in the second semester. Acceptance into particular options is based upon available openings and other factors such as a grade point average and attendance.
Advanced Technical Certificate in Instrumentation Technology
Required Courses:ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 cr ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 cr ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 cr ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Lab A 5 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 cr ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 cr ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 cr ELMT 263 EM Digital Devices and Systems Theory 6 cr ELEO 235 LEO Optoelectronics Theory 6 cr ELEO 236 LEO Optoelectronics Lab 6 cr ELEO 237 Laser/Electro-Optics Theory 6 cr ELEO 238 Laser/Electro-Optics Lab 6 cr
General Education Requirements:ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics 4 cr COMM 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 81 cr
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology
Required Courses:ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 cr ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 cr ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 cr ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Lab A 5 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 cr ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 cr ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 cr ELEO 235 LEO Optoelectronics Theory 6 cr ELEO 236 LEO Optoelectronics Laboratory 6 cr ELEO 237 Laser/Electro-Optics Theory 6 cr ELEO 238 Laser/Electro-Optics Lab 6 cr
General Education Requirements:Goal 1 6 cr Goal 3 3 cr Goals 6, 7, 9, 10A, 11 or 12 3 cr PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PSYC 101 Introduction to General Psychology I 3 cr OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 82 cr
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up their deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Once a student successfully completes Electronics (ELTR) 141, Applied Mathematics I, and ELTR 142, Applied Mathematics II, the student may enroll directly into an academic math course which requires Math 147 as a prerequisite. Students will receive five credits that apply towards the 128 credits required for a bachelor's degree.
Official articulation agreements have been established with other Idaho post-secondary and secondary schools. Where these agreements exist, the specific block of training (i.e., session/semester/year) will be accepted as equivalent to that at ISU and will count equally toward graduation.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
ACAD 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit. Provides an extended orientation to the university for new students. Utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve students in resources and activities on campus. F, S
ELTR 109 Electronic Terminology 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the first eight weeks of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree. F, S
ELTR 110 Electronic Terminology 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the second eight weeks of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree. F, S
ELTR 140 Directed Study AC-DC/LCR 8 credits. Condensed coverage of basic electronics theory and laboratory and associated mathematics. Accelerated equivalent of ELTR 141, 143, & 145. For those who have prior knowledge of basic electronics. F, S
ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 credits. Basic math as it applies to Electrical Technology; includes algebraic and trigonometric topics as they relate to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis. F, S
ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 credits. Continuation of ELTR 141. Selected algebraic and trigonometric topics as related to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis with special emphasis on trigonometric solution and vector analysis. F, S
ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 credits. Basic electrical fundamentals, direct and alternating current circuits, LCR networks, electrical circuit components, meter circuits and test equipment. F, S
ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 credits. Comprehensive study and practical application of semiconductors, power supplies, transistor amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers and test equipment. F, S
ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 credits. Experiments involving subjects covered in ELTR 143. Student will construct experimental circuits upon which tests and measurements will be made to attain specified objectives. F, S
ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Laboratory A 5 credits. Practical applications of the topics covered in ELTR 144. F, S
ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 credits. Study of matter and energy relationships pertaining to motion, mechanics, heat, light, sound electricity and magnetism and atomic energy. PREREQ: ELTR 141 or Equivalent. This class will be substituted by PHYS 100. F, S
ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 credits. A basic study of electronic logic devices and circuits. Includes a study of Boolean Algebra, basic logic gates, combinational logic circuits, digital registers and counters and basic timing circuitry. An introduction to the basic architecture of the INTEL 8085 (8-bit) microprocessor. A brief introduction to assembly language programming. F, S
ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 credits. This is a practical application of the theory class. Individual labs provide experience with basic logic gates, their configuration and troubleshooting techniques. Microprocessor labs are centered around the INTEL SDK-85 Microprocessor board. Recognition of key processor signals from a troubleshooting perspective is emphasized. F, S
ELEO 235 LEO Optoelectronics Theory 6 credits. Theoretical and mathematical analysis of optic/electronic/laser circuits covering: laser safety, laser fundamentals, laser beam handling, switching, nonlinear optics, vacuum systems, optical fibers, laser bandwidth, regulated power supplies and computer control. PREREQ: ELTR 161-162. F, S
ELEO 236 LEO Optoelectronics Laboratory 6 credits. Experiments developed to enhance and supply practical hands-on experience of theory covered in ELEO 235. F, S
ELEO 237 Laser/Electro-Optics Theory 6 credits. Properties of high frequency radiation in the infrared, visible and ultraviolet regions of the spectrum. Topics include spectral considerations, reflection, refraction, absorption, scattering, interference, diffraction and polarization related to optical devices and media. Physical and chemical properties of lasers including laser safety, absorption, population inversion, pumping, coherence, interference, mode locking, cavity dumping, laser beam manipulators, modulator devices, Q-switches and holography. F, S
ELEO 238 Laser/Electro-Optics Laboratory 6 credits. Hands-on operation of low and medium power lasers and associated optical and beam manipulating components. Also experiments in wave interference including interferometers, optical flat measurements and holography. F, S
ELTR 256 Internship 1-8 credits. On-the-job placement providing work experience for persons pursuing careers in electronics technology. Permission of the instructor is required. F, S
ELTR 257 Directed Studies 1-8 credits (variable). Individual work under faculty guidance.
ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 credits. Drawing fundamentals, orthographic and isometric drawings, and development of basic wire drawings.
ELEO 299 Special Topics 1-8 credits. Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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Revised: July 2001